Browns DT Phil Taylor Fined $15 K For Hitting Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger In Head

Cleveland Browns rookie defensive Phil Taylor said on Wednesday that he has been fined $15,000 by the league for his roughing the passer penalty on Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger this past Thursday night.

Taylor was penalized in the first quarter for delivering a blow to the head of Roethlisberger. This makes the second player disciplined from the Thursday night game as Steelers linebacker James Harrison was suspended for one game on Tuesday for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Brown quarterback Colt McCoy.

There is still no word if Steelers linebacker James Farrior will be fined for his hit on McCoy out of bounds that also drew a penalty in that game.

  • missedgehead

    It was about time someone got punished for attacking our QB.

  • Peterluck69

    i call this BS… probably paid a grand or so to say that. FU Goodell

  • Cindy

    Why no suspension, that hurt Ben as much as Harrison hurt McCoy…but of course, cause Harrison is just a bully, get over it Goodell, hes a great player and you are jealous.